• Member Since 2nd Jul, 2014
  • offline last seen 2 hours ago

CrackedInkWell


"Inspiration does not come to the lazy. It only comes to those who call it." - P. I. Tchaikovsky

More Blog Posts196

  • 1 week
    State of Address

    Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

    It's incredible to think that it's been ten years since I joined this site. Yes, as of today I have been writing here for a whole decade.

    Read More

    1 comments · 110 views
  • 12 weeks
    "My Little World" To Be Continued

    Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

    I know it's been a while, but while I had some time I figured to let you all be aware of what's going on.

    Read More

    3 comments · 196 views
  • 17 weeks
    Notes from Unfinished Stories and Opportunity

    Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

    I know I have been quiet for the past several months, but in case you didn't know, allow me to explain.

    I've decided that since I have twelve stories that are still unfinished, I'm going to re-read them to see how to plan them out. And while I was reading and making notes, I've come to a realization. Something to give you, the reader, a unique opportunity.

    Read More

    2 comments · 142 views
  • 23 weeks
    Plans Going Forward

    Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

    Before anyone out there get any ideas that, "Hey, Cracked, I have an idea for a story, do you take up requests?" Or if any of you beg for a sequel from any of the more recent stories, I'm gonna have to do something that I never thought I would say here.

    No.

    Read More

    9 comments · 212 views
  • 28 weeks
    Merry Christmas!

    1 comments · 103 views
Oct
18th
2022

101st Story Poll · 10:38pm Oct 18th, 2022

Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

I'm doing something that I've never done before. I'm setting up a poll.

For those who don't know, I've announced that I'm planning to do something rather special for this milestone mark. Unfortunately, while the 100th slot will be going into my traditional Halloween story, the one after will be chosen by...

You.

That's right, I'm setting up a poll with the link below where the story with the most votes will be written. This pole will be open from now till midnight on November 1st. You will be limited to one vote only so, choose wisely.

Happy Voting!

And to know in detail what exactly you're voting for:

Idea 1: A Long Way From Tiperary.

A Human in Equestria story. The Crystal Empire is given a rude awakening as they find a military camp and hospital on their doorstep. These are part of a British (also German?) battalion, still fresh off the battle during WWI. As such, things are thrown into chaos as the army doesn’t know what’s going on, the military hospital is low on everything, and the ponies are horrified at the condition that the army is in. Once the chaos is settled down, the question remaining is what the army should do next. Obviously, the soldiers will exchange details about where they’re from their music to poetry, their history, and traditions. Yet, the more revealed about the countries the empire had colonized within their own battalion, the more growing worry among the ponies if these soldiers will remain as guests, or possibly as potential conquerors.

Idea 2: Inverno - The Music Catcher

In an Alternative Universe, taking place in G5, there is a legend of how in the ruins of Canterlot, if one were to go to a certain place at night, they would hear ghostly music being played despite having no one around. Taking an interest to see the truth behind the legend, Sunny and her friends venture to the ruins of Canterlot. Where, underneath what was once the Opera house, they not only hear the music but find where its source. It turns out there is a forgotten resident in Canterlot – one who had spent his life recomposing every classical piece from memory before it's forgotten. This pony is a very old Inverno, who at his age is going blind, struggles to recall the music he’s trying to preserve, and still has the voice of an angel. It would give a story of not only his life growing up but what happened to Equestria and why he tasks himself with restoring the classics.

Idea 3: Discordant Harmonic

This is a possible what-if story. Involving Harmonic Trotivari, it asks the question: What if Harmonic was meant to be a villain of his own story? If so, would he get a redemption arch? How would the events that had taken place in past stories be changed because of this fact?

Idea 4: The Forest

A possible Halloween story where it is an attempt at daylight horror. It involves a cult that has a commune in the middle of a forest. The cult can be described as friendly, up-front, even compassionate folks that worship the bounties of nature. A religion that is ever-changing, ever-growing. However, even with the sunny and colorful appearance, there are dark undertones where they partake in sacrifices of either their own members or outsiders to be “planted” in the forest. Essentially, burying people alive for the purpose to grow a tree on top of them.

Idea 5: The Last Storyteller

An anthology story that is tied together with a single plot point: a pony records the oral traditions of an old storyteller before they are lost for good.

Idea 6: The Tomb of Twilight Sparkle

Princess Twilight, sensing that the collapse of Equestria is getting near, and fearing it will bring about a dark age, summons scholars, storytellers, musicians, architects, engineers, etc… to create a time capsule to store important knowledge, culture, and whatever advancements so that the next civilization would have something to build on.

Idea 7: Discord's Bullshit!

Another possible sequel to the “Discord Teaches Philosophy" series, Discord's main focus would be on logical fallacies, cognitive biases, and/or overturning common misconceptions, bad ideas, and beliefs that are harmful. Think of a cross between Adam Ruins Everything with Penn and Teller’s Bullshit while explaining of where the faulty logic comes from.

Idea 8: Camp Moonlight

A horror story involving a summer camp where once every thirteen years, the staff that runs the camp organized an “accident” with one of the troops that camp

Comments ( 5 )

I vote for Inverno. I adore that colt.

The Tomb of Twilight Sparkle

The last storyteller. I'm a sucker for anthologies.

Idea 7. Good Discord shenanigans are always a hoot, and fallacies are a subject I enjoy delving into.

Login or register to comment